The Bullpen

Home of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Bullpen is the hub for all innovation and entrepreneurship activity at Duke University. Located at 215 Morris Street in historic Downtown Durham, the Bullpen features collaboration, event, meeting and classroom space as well as the Duke I&E offices. We’re only a short walk from the American Underground @ Main, so come check out our new space and discover what we’re currently developing in this hidden laboratory.

Since opening in August 2015, the Bullpen has been featured several times in the news.

Features

  • Meeting and event accommodations for 4 to  240 guests
  • 5 conference rooms, A/V equipped
  • 2 classrooms, A/V equipped
  • Entire space Wi-Fi enabled
  • 14 flexible workstations and 2 touchdown  meeting areas • Catering access and facilities
  • Open reception area with seating and game  tables
  • Parking available
  • Located in the heart of downtown Durham, only  a few minute walk from Five Points

All meeting and working space is open to Duke students and alumni for use during open hours. Seating and conference rooms available for drop-in reservations.

Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Meeting & Event Space

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Common Area

Capacity: 240 strolling reception
A/V: 65” flat-screen display
Features: White boards, tables and seating, ping pong table, pool table, coffee bar area, lounge area, reception desk, catering area

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David M. Rubenstein Classroom Room 360

Capacity: 48 seated+tables, ~75 theatre style seating
A/V: Projectors, conference call capability, video camera for teleconference; computer, wireless connection, laptop standard HDMI connection, microphone equipped, speakers for audio playback
Features: White boards, podium, moveable tables and chairs

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Small classroom room 361

Capacity: 20 moveable tablet chairs
A/V: (2) 70” flat-screen displays; computer, wireless, and laptop standard HDMI connection, speakers for audio playback
Features: 2 white boards

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James B. Duke Boardroom Room 346

Capacity: 20
A/V: 90” flat-screen display, conference call capability, laptop standard HDMI connection, tabletop microphones and speakers for audio playback

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Conference Room 340

Capacity: 12
A/V: 90” flat-screen display, video conference and conference call capability, laptop standard HDMI connection, tabletop microphones and speakers for audio playback
Features: White boards

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Conference Room 301

Capacity: 6
A/V: 55” flat-screen display, conference call capability, laptop standard HDMI connection

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Conference Room 339

Capacity: 6
A/V: 55” flat-screen display, conference call capability, laptop standard HDMI connection

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Conference Room 343

Capacity: 6
A/V: 55” flat-screen display, conference call capability, laptop standard HDMI connection
Features: 1 white board

In the Heart of the Durham Innovation District

The Imperial Building was built in 1916 by The Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and Ireland. Built in the Romanesque Revival style, The Imperial Building remained operational as a factory until the mid 20th century when it was purchased by the DC May Decorating Company. Currently owned by Measurement Inc., the building houses the Bullpen; located on the 3rd floor. Original features of the building were preserved and incorporated into the design of the Bullpen space, which was completed in July 2015. The Bullpen is proud to be part of the growing Durham Innovation District, where historic buildings are becoming home to new and exciting ideas and growing startups.

Connect With Bullpen

Questions about Reserving Event Space?

Contact Marie-Angela Della Pia at bullpen@duke.edu

The Imperial Building 

215 Morris St., Suite 300
Durham, NC 27701